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Roman Church, which is what St. John no where saith, that ever I could see; besides, we have in our Archives a Letter of St. Caius, Bishop of Rome, wherein he confesseth that he had nothing to do with the Church of Babylon, no more than the Church of Babylon had to do with his Church. We have also another. Letter, which is called in our Books the Letter of the Lord's-day, because it is said upon that day to have fallen down from Heaven, wherein the same Truth is affirmed. Here the Arch-Bishop run into a long discourse of the Primacy of St. Peter, and of the Pope's being his Successor, and Christ's Vicar upon Earth ; after which they came at last to this Agreement, That as to matters of Faith, a Synod should be called to determine them; and that in the mean while the Arch-Bishop might, if he pleased, give the Blessing, and Preach in any of their Churches, but should not be received in them as their Prelate, but as a Bishop that was a Stranger, neither should he pretend to Confirm, or do any other Episcopal Act within that Diocess. This Agreement was Signed by the Arch-Bishop and the Arch-Deacon, and all the Caçanares who were present, with Declaration that the Synod should be Celebrated before Whitsuntide, and that the Arch. Deacon should no longer stir up the People against him, nor go attended with such Troops of Armed Men as he had done formerly.

This Agreement being Signed, the Arch-BiShop set Sail for Canhur, whither the Arch-Deacon went by Land, not daring to trust himself by



Water, where he would have been in the Power of the Portuguezes.

At Canhur he was received very friendly by the Christians, who had been told by the ArchDeacon, that he did not pretend to come among them as their Prelate, but only as a Stranger, but tho'he kept to his Agreement so far as not to offer to do any thing but give the Blessing and Preach, yet in his Sermon, which was a very long one, he talked so much of the Roman Church, and its Supremacy, and of the obligation all Churches were under to submit to it, that the whole Congregation were much offended with him; the Arch- Deacon was likewise discontented with it, and being Sick, or at least pretending he was, returned to Cheguree to be cured ; and the Arch-Bishop having other work on his hands, was willing enough to dismiss him; who, in pursuance of the Instruction he brought with him from Goa, was obliged to hasten to Coulaon, a Fortress belonging to the Portuguezes, to see in what condition it was, and to take some course to have the Fort the King of Travancor was build. ing in its Neighbourhood, and would much incommode it, demolished.

On the first of March he fet Sail for a Castle that is within two Leagues of Cochim, where the Governour and Bishop of the City met him, to whom having communicated his Designs, he Sailed directly for Porcoa, where the King of the Country had been some days expecting him; he went to a Church that was there in the Evening,

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where he was kindly received by the Christians ; the King, who profesled a great Friendship for the Portuguezes, having.Commanded them, upon pain of his displeasure, to comply with the ArchBishop in all things. After having Preached, he went to Lodge at the House of the Caçanar, wbither the King came at Night to visit" him ; the Arch-Bishop entertained him very friendly, and thanked him for the kindness he had shewed to the Christians of St. Thomas, and their Churches, and for having cleared his Coast of Pyrates : the King, after some Complements desired to be admitted to the Honour of being a Brother in Arms to the King of Portugal, as the King of Cochim had been: The Arch-Bishop told him, that was an Honour the King of Portugal never did to any King, before he had merited it by some signal Service; however, he promised to do all that lay in his power to help him to it.

Next Morning the Arch-Bishap went to Church, where he said Mass, and afterwards confirmed the whole Congregation, notwithstanding his late solemn Promise to the contrary, as indeed none but Fools will ever expect, that Papists will observe any such Promises longer than the first opportunity they have to break them.

From Porcon he sailed directly to Couluon, where, under pretence of visiting a Church that stood near the Fort the King of Travancor was building, he took a view of the Fort, and finding it was near finished, and would in a few days have a Garrison put in it, he immedjately dir

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.: patched away a Messenger to the Captain Genela ral of the Fleet and Troops that were before Cuni nable, to come forthwith with his whole Armada

to demolish the said Fort, which, if he came quickte ly, he might do with great ease, for that he would find none in it but Workmen.

Now you must know that the Arch-Bishop, when he was last at the Bar of Cunable, notwithstanding that the King of Travancor and the Portuguezes were at that time in Peace, had left a private Order with the General, that so soon as he was Master of Cunahle, he should set Sail immediately with the whole Armada, and demolish this Fort, which, by reason of Cunable's not being yet taken, had not been executed.

But while the Arch-Bishop was expecting the Captain-General, he received the bad news of a great Naughter of Portuguezes in an Attack they had made upon Cunable, and that the CaptainGeneral was retired to Cochim to have his wounded Men cured; from whence be intended to come and wait upon him for further Orders.

The Arch-Bishop was extreamly troubled at this News, as well upon the account of the great numbers of Persons of Quality that had been killed in the Adion, as because he feared it would very much hearten the Kings of Malabar, who had till then still looked upon the Portuguezes as Invincible. Wherefore, to prevent the ill effects that the true News of this Defeat might have upon the Minds of the Princes of Malabar, he dirpatched Letters immediately to all of them to

acquaint acquaint them with the great Victory the Portuguezes had obtained before Cunable ; and tho'he acknowledged, that it was purchased with the Blood of several brave Men, among whom were some of his own Kindred, who were very dear to bim, yet he did not doubt but that they would infallibly carry the Place, at the next Attack they made.

These tricks of the Arch-Bishop coming so thick, one upon the neck of another,for here we have no fewer than three of them in less than a Fortnight, puts me in mind of what Manuel de Farią faith of him in the 3d. Tome of his Asia Portuguesa, which I shall give the Reader in his own words, c. Efte illustre Prelado estuviera yo por ventura en el numero de los santos, si no passara a

Espanna a donde le quito esta gloria, en la “ opinion mortal, la déficil del acierto en el « maneio de los grandes puestos que vinoa ocupar, cio fuessen solicitudos, o fuellen

ofrecidos. This Illustrious Prelate, had be never returned to Spain, had, in all probability, been made a Saint before this time, where, thro' the difficulty there is in the managery of high Pofts, whether, offered to him or procured by Sollicitations, he lost all the Glory he had acquired in the Indies in the Opinion of the World,

His High Posts in Spain, which the Author faith he does not know whether he procured by Sollicitations or not, were the Primacy of Braga, and Viceroyship of Portugal, under Philip III. for two Years, and the Presidentship of the Council of


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